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  • YOUR MONEY-In defense of the courthouse wedding Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 9:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 21- When Scott Oeth was thinking about proposing to his girlfriend, Linda Hardin, he knew the stats. That's when the Minneapolis financial planner thought, No way. More newlyweds seem to be thinking like Scott Oeth and Linda Hardin.

  • Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the pact that Equifax, Experian and TransUnion struck with attorneys general in 31 states. "I am pleased that our agreement brings about reforms that will provide for more effective dealings and better communication between consumers and the credit reporting agencies," said Alabama Attorney General Luther...

  • BURLINGTON, Vt.— Vermont needs to do more to attract Canadian businesses to the state when they are looking to set up operations in the United States, business and political leaders said Wednesday. "We have a real opportunity to increase jobs in Vermont from Canadian companies who need to be headquartered in the United States for one reason or another, and we should...

  • 3 Vermont towns vote to back project to replace broken dam Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    Residents from Thetford, Fairlee and West Fairlee voted Tuesday to replace the dam at Lake Fairlee and formed an "interlocal agreement" for the towns to share ownership of it, The Valley News reported. Bryan Gregory, a Maine resident who owns the dam, has to sign it over to the towns for construction to start this summer. The cost will be split among the three towns, with...

  • SALISBURY, Vt.— Lincoln Renewable Gas has proposed bringing a methane-processing plant to Salisbury that would supply 40 percent of Middlebury College's heating needs. Public Service Department officials say the department will investigate the methane pipeline's exact route from Salisbury to Middlebury to determine if the corridor is suitable for...

  • The enemy of my enemy? GOP baits Left vs. Clinton Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a round table discussion, April 20, 2015, in Keene, N.H.

    America Rising has sent out a steady stream of posts attacking Hillary Clinton, some of them specifically designed for liberals.

  • UVM breaks ground on $104 million STEM complex Saturday, 16 May 2015 | 9:58 AM ET

    BURLINGTON, Vt.— The University of Vermont has broken ground on a $104 million STEM— science, technology, engineering and math— complex that will include two new buildings for classrooms, science labs and meeting space. UVM President Tom Sullivan said the groundbreaking on Friday was a transformative day for the university, Burlington, the state of Vermont and...

  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— FairPoint Communications is cutting about 260 jobs in the 17 states where it operates, including 60 jobs when it closes a South Burlington call center, officials said Friday. FairPoint Communications Inc. is the largest landline telephone network provider in the three states, and last year workers in the three states went on strike for four...

  • NEWPORT CITY, Vt.— Construction has begun on a $100 million stem cell research and manufacturing facility. "Job creation is the focus and the centerpiece of this," said Bill Stenger, CEO and president of Jay Peak Resort and lead partner in the AnC Bio Vermont project. Mayor Paul Monette said the jobs will help the entire region, an area that traditionally has the...

  • Senate puts trade bill back on track Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a burst of bipartisanship, the Republican-controlled Senate put President Barack Obama's trade agenda back on course Thursday, clearing the way for likely approval within days of legislation allowing the administration to negotiate global deals that Congress could support or reject but not change. The White House registered its...

  • SALISBURY, Vt.— A natural gas company has filed a petition to build a renewable gas plant at a Salisbury farm. Lincoln Renewable Natural Gas is waiting for the Vermont Public Service Board to approve plans to build the plant. Lincoln RNG President Dan Smith told Vermont Public Radio that traditional methane digesters will process manure at the Salisbury plant to...

  • Martin O'Malley plans to announce his decision on a presidential campaign May 30 in Baltimore, preparing for what would be a longshot bid for the Democratic nomination. The ex- Baltimore mayor, who has visited early-voting states, has tried to present himself as a champion of progressive causes and a fresh face for liberals hesitant to support Clinton.

  • USDA creates new government certification for GMO-free Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 3:24 AM ET

    USDA's move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of the genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack outlined the new certification in a May 1 letter to USDA employees, saying it was being done at the request of a "leading global company," which he did not identify. A USDA spokesman confirmed that Vilsack sent the...

  • May 13- A Massachusetts lawyer has admitted to trading on inside information about American Superconductor Corp that a fellow golfer was told in confidence by an executive, his attorney said on Wednesday. Douglas Parigian, 56, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy and securities fraud charges after a federal judge in Boston refused to dismiss the case in...

  • Horse-drawn trash service behooves 2 communities Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 12:59 AM ET

    Twice a week, draft horses haul a cart as they clip-clop through the neighborhoods of Middlebury, while Patrick Palmer and his two employees toss garbage bags and recycling left at the curbside onto the cart. This spring, he expanded to Middlebury, a busier college town of more than 8,000, and he and his crew collect trash two days a week, alternating the two teams,...

  • Equinox Resort considers future expansion Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:45 PM ET

    MANCHESTER, Vt.— The owners of the Equinox Resort have submitted a conceptual plan to the state for a potential expansion of seven new buildings, nearly 300 new rooms and 90 residential units. Bread Loaf Construction estimates the seven projects would cost a total of more than $28 million. The Rutland Herald reports that HEI Equinox LLC, which bought the hotel in...

  • Wind power developer seeks permit to connect to grid Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 3:45 PM ET

    Iberdrola has filed an interconnection request with ISO New England, which operates the region's power grid, the Brattleboro Reformer reported. Officials said they're considering wind power as a financial and environmental solution to help keep Stiles Brook, about 20 miles north of Brattleboro, operating as a working forest for uses including sustainable...

  • In Washington, NYC mayor touts national liberal vision Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 12:54 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, fashioning himself as one of the left's loudest voices on economic causes, appeared in Washington on Tuesday to make two stops on his national tour to tout the need to fight income inequality— one with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the other to unveil his national liberal political platform— before meeting with President...

  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— Reversing an action it took three years ago, the Vermont House voted Tuesday to go along with the Senate's long-standing wish to end the philosophical exemption that allowed some parents not to get their kids fully vaccinated. Peter Shumlin opposed eliminating the exemption when lawmakers considered the issue in 2012. He said last week that he...

  • WASHINGTON— Of all the buzzwords and phrases popping up early in the presidential campaign, "income inequality" must be close to the top of the list. While Hillary Rodham Clinton and new primary opponent Sen. There are all kinds of subtexts associated with this idea, among them: stagnating middle-class incomes, increasing economic power for the privileged few,...